Non-Perishable Exhibits Results Announced

You entered, we judged and now the results from the non-perishable exhibits departments at the 2011 Alaska State Fair are available! See the best of show, division champions and sponsored special award recipients on our website. And be sure to check back often for results from the livestock and perishable first and second entries.

Hundreds of exhibitors entered their non-perishable entries in departments including art, arts and crafts, canning, clay arts, fiber and fleece, handwork and needlework, honey and beekeeping, photography, spirited beverages and soda pop, sewing, woodworking and quilts.

Other exhibits currently on display at the Fair include open livestock and the first entry of poultry and rabbits, baked goods, crops and flowers. The 4-H livestock entry and the second entry of poultry and rabbits took place yesterday, and the second entry of baked goods, crops and flowers happens today. Learn more about exhibits on our website.

Want to check out the handiwork of this year’s exhibitors? Here’s where to go:

·       Hoskins Exhibits is the place to see art, baked goods, canning, spirited beverages, photography and special contests.

·       Irwin Exhibits is the headquarters for arts and crafts, clay arts, fiber and fleece, handwork and needlework, quilts, sewing and woodworking.

·       Farm Exhibits is the location for crops, beekeeping, livestock, poultry, rabbits and – NEW in 2011 – flowers!

What are your favorite exhibits to see at the Fair? Share your thoughts on our Facebook page! Want to stay in touch with the Fair? “Like” us on Facebook and sign up to receive our email and mobile updates!

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2011 Exhibitor Guide Now Online

The 2011 exhibitor guide is now available online at the Alaska State Fair website! This go-to guide includes information on how, what, where and when to enter, as well as the premiums and the superintendents for each department.

“It’s the complete guide to entering everything from quilts to goats,” says Pam Meekin, our vendor and exhibits manager.

The departments are the same as last year, with one exception – beer and wine have been combined into a new department called spirited beverages. Other departments include art, arts and crafts, canning, clay arts, fiber and fleece, handwork and needlework, honey and beekeeping, photography, sewing, woodworking, quilts, poultry and rabbits, baked goods, crops, flowers, and open livestock.

We’re pleased to welcome two new superintendents this year, as well. Marie Domer is the new superintendent for the Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off, and Dewayne Joehnk is the new photography superintendent.

Another exciting new change for 2011 – flowers and crops will be displayed together in Farm Exhibits! This is the first year of a multi-year effort to create a “garden center” in the Farm Exhibits building. The effort includes condensing the rabbit and poultry area, developing a new parking area for flowers and crops exhibitors, updating displays, adding new entrances and building an office for the flowers and crops staff.

“It’s a work in progress. Some elements may not be completed this year,” Pam says. “We’re fine-tuning and upgrading to add a whole new life to that building. All of us here at the Fair are extremely excited.”

Planning to enter an exhibit at the 2011 Fair? Comment here or share your thoughts on our Facebook page. Want to stay in touch with the Fair? “Like” us on Facebook and sign up to receive our email and mobile updates!

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